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Texas Public Policy Foundation, Policy Analyst- Center for Effective Justice, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10012

Thu, March 12, 2015

 

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, 10012 

 

The policy analyst in the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice engages in research, writing, project management, policymaker education, outreach, and public and media communications with a focus on criminal justice reforms. This position is considered session only with the possibility to continue after session concludes. 
The goals of the Center are enhancing public safety, empowering victims, reducing costs to taxpayers, and limiting the scope of criminal law to wrongful conduct. The Center has worked closely with policymakers in Texas and across the nation to develop and implement cost-effective alternatives to incarceration that also reduce crime, restore victims, and strengthen families and communities. 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
• Researching, analyzing and making recommendations on the Foundation’s policy issues 
• Effectively communicating the Foundation’s policy recommendations to key stakeholders, including legislators, their staff and the media 
• Working with other organizations throughout the country 
• Project management and coalition building 
• Writing policy briefs, perspectives, research studies, commentaries, testimony, and blog postings 
• Monitoring and testifying before various legislative committees and state agencies 
• Organizing various policy events/activities designed to educate policymakers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public 

Qualifications: 
• Bachelor’s degree; Graduate degree in law, public affairs, communications, criminal justice, or another relevant field preferred 
• Excellent writing, editing, and public presentation skills 
• Experience and proficiency in interacting with legislators, media, stakeholders, and the general public 
• At least two years of relevant legislative, policy, and/or media experience 
• Ability to comprehend/analyze complex legislative and regulatory issues 
• Ability to effectively advocate for the Foundation’s principles and recommendations 
• Experience and knowledge relating to criminal justice is desired, but not required 

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